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    Re: Fort and Manlé

    All good! I ended up with better juice because of it haha.


    Yes, same bottle.


    Slightly more dense as expected.
    By and large smells the same, but feels much more intense in the opening...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Plastic lipstick holder inside my perfume cabinet. Not fancy at all but does a great job.

    https://i.ibb.co/8sNJgMn/IMG-20200331-154659.jpg
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    OL attar.
    Oud less prominent.
    Coffee super prominent early. Smells roasted/burnt.
    Dry down is a dusty oud with some spices. Nice overall.
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    Re: Fort and Manlé

    Not at all.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    You have every right to explore Slumberhouse, but you should admit when you're wrong.
    You came in here saying that Amouage uses natural ingredients and have amazing performance. Now I love Interlude...
  6. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    They're coming. Very soon too.

    Yep Oud Sriracha is a bit sweet in the dry down. Not overly so though IMO.
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    Re: Fort and Manlé

    It's no secret, these fragrances get a lot of love, but longevity can be an issue.
    Fatih Sultan Mehmed is in my top 5 fragrances. Actually, it is in the top 3 or top 5 of a LOT of frag heads. It's...
  8. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Somebody was hoping for more colognes a few pages back.

    How about a Coupe de foudre cologne ..and a Bonheur type fragrance (not exactly Bonheur but let's say it is a tweaked Bonheur) in cologne...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    SMII.
    Very strong projection for an attar. Seems much more powdery than the extrait in the opening. The drydown is essentially the same. Longevity is the same. Very different to OG SM IMO (that may...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Definitely more dense. Less airy. As expected.

    No problem at all. SMII later on today. Will update.
  11. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Ordered. Only 3 left. But it was a batch of 20 delivered to start off.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Bakail Gris attar- seems more earthy, almost mossy and lacks some of the light sweetness in the opening. Ambergris feels more prominent initially and that beautiful sandalwood is present in the...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Received mine yesterday.
    The first one I tried is OEII.
    The oud seems more prominent in the start and the drydown is stunningly beautiful. It comes across as more dense, with less projection and...
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    Re: Centauri Perfumes

    Should have called it 'fruit juice' I don't know how it's linked to Proxima lol. Unless there are alien fruit farms there.
  15. Re: The Rising Phoenix Perfumery Sample Impressions Thread

    It's a different interpretation. To me Di Ser is very Japanese particularly in the supporting notes. BK is more a pure Kyara experience, it isn't nearly as floral, but has a similar bitterness in the...
  16. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    From Rajesh:

    "it is a bright happy juice. Like an exotic dessert you have never eaten before."

    "the overall Oud effect is almost chocolatey. This is a perfume that is unapologetically sweet and...
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    Re: My Non-Investment Timepiece Collection!

    Wow the salt is real.
    No need to be rude. Up to him if he stores his watches for his kids/grandkids, or whether he wears them himself.

    Jeez.
  18. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Free DHL shipping for all orders over 170 usd. A nice gesture in these difficult times.



    It lasts about 8 to 10 hours on my skin but the projection dies down within 2 hours. I go heavy on this...
  19. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Blind buy for me.
    Oh what the hell I would have blind bought it with any note profile lol.
  20. Re: 1st "scent" that grabbed your attention? natural smell, perfume, essential oil, attar, incense,

    Double post.
  21. Re: 1st "scent" that grabbed your attention? natural smell, perfume, essential oil, attar, incense,

    Before I was really into it... Green Irish Tweed.

    Once I was, Sahraa Oud and this is the fragrance that essentially turned me into a niche snob.
  22. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    https://i.ibb.co/6BHfrvJ/Screenshot-20200322-110614-com-android-chrome.jpg
  23. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Limited Edition coming out to Luckyscent. Sayat Nova
    Collab with Rajesh (same guy did a collab with Prin- Haxan).

    Notes:
    Oud Laos
    Oud Bengal
    Oud Trat
    Rum
    Vanilla
    Apricot
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    But he specifically said there would be delays prior to orders being made?

    So the choice was that of the buyer.

    Personally I'm not worried I understand delays given the circumstances.
  25. Re: Cologne possible cause of low coronavirus cases in Turkey

    Solid post is solid.
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    Well articulated.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    In Aus, based in Melbourne. Yep, AUD sucks big time.

    That's a very hard question, I guess I would say my top 5 are (in no particular order)
    Siberian Musk, Russian Musk, Russian Oud, Ottoman...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I find Siberian Musk to be more animalic (furry?) and the musk is more pronounced in the dry down. (despite RM being loaded with more musk). It is also stronger with more projection, sillage and...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Most likely reconciling stock. It may or may not be made available again. For the record, War and Peace was not made available again but Antiquity was.
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    Aventus. Because they would be so used to smelling it 20 times a day, the thought of smelling it again would be unbearable!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    SMII, OEII running low.
    MaT on hold (might be available again?)
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I think a lot of people don't like OL because of the coffee in the opening and I understand this is precisely why a lot of people love it as well. Personally I can't wait to get past the coffee...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Buttery smooth. Got them all. Can't wait to layer with the extracts.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    How long do you think the virus can survive outside the human body? Google it.

    Now, how long do you think the package will take to get you?

    Lastly, what are the established ways that the...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    So you were conned into buying a fragrance you didn't like... Again? You can only really blame yourself. Lol. Batches of the same fragrance still by and large smell the same.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Not his fault things are slower than usual. The customers won't freak out if they have any common sense as to the current global state of affairs.
  37. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Haha.

    The name suits.
    Other than the opening, the drydown is absolutely stunning. I've gone through a fair bit quickly. Really enjoying the latest collection (and lucky oud).
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Pretty unconscionable. Especially for Kiste not like it's rare or hard to come by. A person can sell anything at any price they like but that's a joke.
  39. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Updated top 5 for me in no particular order.
    Oud Sriracha.
    Sir Winston.
    Oud Monarch.
    Lucky Oud.
    Musk Cologne.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Stumblerhouse. This is how it is. Best thing you can do is forget about it until something is actually released or available.
  41. Re: The Rising Phoenix Perfumery Sample Impressions Thread

    Bumping this thread for a very special reason.

    I recently sampled (and have since ordered a full bottle of) Blue Kyara. I watched a few reviews on YouTube and read up on it a fair bit, I always...
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    Re: Bad feedback on Naxos..

    Naxos is definitely feminine leaning. It's also strong.
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    Pure parfum.
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    Yes it is American Oud.
    I really enjoy it. You need to be an oud fan to like it as this is essentially an oud soliflore composed of various oud oils. Not barnyard Hindi. More metallic, earthy,...
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    https://i.ibb.co/9qTqP8H/IMG-20200307-002519.jpg
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    The drydown of C and P is similar to E02.
    Private Blend maintains more sweetness in the drydown. It's also the most potent and feels the most dense/concentrated of the 3.

    I would say EO2 is not a...
  47. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Lucky Oud is very nice. One of the best Bortnikoff fragrances imo.
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    Give me a day or so.
    Today I am testing EO2, C and P and Private Blend all side by side.

    Off the top for the openings :
    C and P (sweeter, stewed fruity and floral with a bit of pepper). Bloody...
  49. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Oud Sinharaja needs you to go heavy on the trigger no doubt. Worth it.
  50. Re: Waft From The Loft - Sarah McCartney 4160 Tuesdays

    Not sure where they are from but seems like typical "posh" British accent. Could be wrong I have only visited a few times and don't live in the country. In any case I'd rather that than the "safe...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Saw that coming. Lol.
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    Re: My Non-Investment Timepiece Collection!

    Most, but a few in particular.

    Patek Nautilus 5711.
    AP Schumi in Titanium.
    RM 11-03 in NTPT (one in red, one in black).
  53. Re: Waft From The Loft - Sarah McCartney 4160 Tuesdays

    Not sure how you get that.
    Seems like pretty standard British demeanour to me.
    I'd have no issue if that were the case, but I just don't see it.
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    After a quick test I can say that this is again a nice perfume by Ensar but not novel or completely new and I think this was well conveyed (EO2 being the crime fragrance after all) . It is like EO2...
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    There are a lot of strange people on this board. Perfume is serious business you see.



    Speak for yourself please.
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    Re: Centauri Perfumes

    I got a sample of this.
    It's actually pretty nice, although not very unique.
    Very fruity, not piercingly sweet, just pleasantly fruity.
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    Lol. I can't believe this. My wife never comments on my fragrances, because she hates most of them. But with Triad she instantly said....wow that's good, which one is it (she'll wear it too). I guess...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Yep confirmed.
  59. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Hahaha. They use Perrier for their oud cooks?

    No wonder Adam and Dmitry are killing the game.
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    I pretty much echo much of your sentiments here except I also love Triad lol.
    I finally got my bottles after a DHL mixup a few days ago. Initial impressions.

    VNA: The ultimate swansong for VN,...
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    Nah. His perfumes are solid. Reviews are overall positive.

    Clearly some people have an axe to grind here. Let's see how C & P turns out.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Hopefully we get Kohinoor... Antiquity and War and Peace I/II would be great.
  63. Re: What is the Best Male Fragrance for Carnival Festivities in the Tropics?

    Carnival D'Havana.
    Sultan Pasha. One of my favourite AP attars
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    The rose is completely different. If I had to pick one I'd pick Charbagh as it's more unique, I have a lot of taif rose compositions. But they're equal in terms of quality just depends on personal...
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    Re: Centauri Perfumes

    I liked Dendera in the sense that it is unique. The scent gives me MFK Cashmere Mood vibes. Nicely done.

    Gaea I did not like. The drydown in particular. Guess I don't gel well with honey.
  66. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Sounds beyond epic. As a fellow oud lover, really looking forward to this one as well.
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Starts off on the more pungent side (Hindi oud) but then softens into the drydown. It isn't super strong or repulsive, probably smack bang in the middle of the oud spectrum.
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Yep. I was able to get a bottle in a trade.
    It's very nice, one of the best rose/oud scents. It has some similarities in the early stages with Bortnikoff Zemfira if you've smelt that.
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    Re: aggarwoodassam/dixit&zak

    Having now spent time with all the offerings from this house, I'd say that Rising Mysore is probably my favourite. In the sense that it is unique and innovative.

    The others are all nice as well,...
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    Hi Nikhil,

    Firstly, great work on your channel. I really enjoy your reviews. Keep it up!

    Secondly, I can see how saying you curse someone can be taken out of context. But I do agree such...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    If you recall the Russian Oud, Russian Musk and Walimah attars were released well after the fourth collection was out. So at least a year later.

    I'm hoping for something new but as a attar fan...
  72. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Nice reviews SOB111.

    Still patiently waiting for my package to arrive.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Wonderful. Congrats.

    I have mixed feelings about Basel now with so many companies pulling out.
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    Re: How many swipes out of an attar ml?

    Too many variables. Some good threads below.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/428105-How-many-uses-do-you-get-from-oils-3ml-5ml-etc-Attar-mukhallat-other
    ...
  75. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I've gotten a few compliments on Sir Winston. I don't chase compliments with my tastes, but something about Sir Winston makes it so pleasing to non fragheads as well.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    These are two of the absolute best ALD scents imo.
    Enjoy.
  77. Re: ENSAR OUDs new Scent --Crime & Punishment !

    Nikhil (exotic scents) collab with ALD, Koh-i-noor.
  78. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Also really looking forward to Triad. Now we all play the waiting game I guess.
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    It's rated pretty highly on Fragnatica.
    Just not as highly as EO1. I like it. Conversely I hate Oudh Inifni. Different tastes I guess lol.
  80. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Patiently waiting for them to come onto the official website...
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    Re: Ensar oud crime & punishment

    EO2 was not well received by a lot of people, as EO1 was. But EO2 was very good in its own right. Still, for some reason, many people didn't like it as much. Personal preference I guess.

    The jabs...
  82. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    9ml as well.



    I'm more concerned about them knowing that smell in the first place.....Oud Maximus is only mildly offensive for the first 10 to 15 mins or so.
  83. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Colours are indeed amazing.
    Especially VN Hulk.
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    Re: Real Oud & Rose Combo Fragrances

    Dixit and Zak Charbagh.
    Rasasi Boruzz Rooh al Assam (Oud isphanan with real oud).

    Another vote for Musk Rose attar (which also comes in spray format, 15ml).

    Sample Bortnikoff Zemfira, it has...
  85. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I hope that's it for VN though.
  86. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Awesome name. I don't think he supports Triads as such, we're talking about art here. Take Sir Winston as another example, he was a divisive figure, but I don't think Dmitry shows any political...
  87. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Vetiver Nocturne Absolu is the third. So no cologne this time around.


    *Vétiver Nocturne Absolu*
    Top notes: Indonesian Vetiver, Neroli
    Heart notes: Indian Vetiver, Jasmin Sambac, Champaca...
  88. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    OK so looks like collection 5 is coming out.
    2 oud scents? Plus lucky oud not long ago.
    Dmitry going back to his roots doing what he does best!
  89. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Welcome!


    Oud Monarch if you like gourmandish and a bit more of a subtle oud.

    Lucky Oud if you like more of a sweet fragrance and sandalwood. Lotus and Sandalwood is a classic combo.
    ...
  90. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Oh wow. Can't wait for this one.
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    Re: Centauri Perfumes

    Dendera is back in stock for those who missed out last time. The feedback seems to be genuinely good, I'm giving this house a shot!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Probably because they have a lot of fragrances. It's hard to go through bottles quickly. Plus these fragrances are so strong you don't need many sprays.
  93. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    This combo sounds epic.
    Both fragrances are top notch, I can see how they would work well together.
  94. Re: Settled! Cats love perfume and need donations

    There can only be one choice for these cats.

    TIGERLUST.

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/secundar/o.67910.jpg
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    Re: ensar oud borneo zen edp/pure parfum

    Lucky EO have some common sense lol.
    I might not even use the Chinese bottle....just in case my Borneo Zen evaporates lol...

    https://i.ibb.co/CQgk4kP/IMG-20200129-141521.jpg
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    Re: *New Frederic Malle : DAWN (AL-FAJR)

    Checked this out again recently, I much prefer The Night.




    So...you don't like rose and oud I take it? Lol.
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    Re: My Non-Investment Timepiece Collection!

    Congrats. Wear in good health! Looks great.

    - - - Updated - - -



    Nice variety.
    Surprised that some of those brands have pieces that went up in value. But my knowledge is limited to the...
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    Re: ensar oud borneo zen edp/pure parfum

    Borneo zen is an attar. A really nice one at that.

    I've put an order in for the Pure Parfum as I really like the attar.

    https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Ensar-Oud/Borneo-Zen-50859.html
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I have. Walimah as well which is one of my favourites. Don't worry about it. Have confidence in yourself, wearing what you like stems from that.



    Congrats! One of my favourites as well.
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    Re: Ensar Oud Tigerlust

    Having spent more wearings with this perfume, I can convey my final thoughts.

    1: Originality. This fragrance doesn't feel like a brand new fragrance, say how EO1/2 and Iris Ghalia did. If anything...
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